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About Oceanaire Seafood Room - Denver

The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy Ultra-Fresh seafood, flown in daily from around the world. Sip a cocktail in the lounge, take a seat at our grand oyster bar, or kick back in a horseshoe booth before diving into a sea of Ultra-Fresh fish, including steak-cut Alaskan halibut, seasonal favorites like fresh Copper River salmon or hard-to-find delicacies like true Dover sole or bluefin tuna. Our knowledgeable staff will delight you with exceptional service — guiding you through the wide variety of items on our menu and helping you select the perfect wine to complement your meal. The world's freshest seafood awaits you at the Oceanaire.

1400 Arapahoe Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
14th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 991-2277

Website:
http://www.theoceanaire.com/

Entertainment:
We have three 50" flatscreen TV's in the bar area.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking will be open nightly for your theatre or symphony times as well. After dinner, leave your car, and simply pick up after your show.

Executive Chef:
Jodie Valenzuela

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Oceanaire has one private room and two semi-private rooms available for you parties or meetings. Contact our Sales and Events Coordinator for further details.

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Private Dining

Private Dining in our Salmon Room can accommodate groups up to 44 people and Semi-Private Dining can accommodate groups of 8-56 people. Our Main Dining room can host private events for up to 120 people and reception style events for up to 245 people. Buyouts are available and can seat 215 for dinner

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Denver Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (72)
Pre/post Theatre (68)
Good for a Date (62)
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Romantic (58)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Notable Wine List (40)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Business Meals (26)
Worth the Drive (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Bar Seating (16)
Authentic (14)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Healthy (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Casual (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was delicious. Service was over the top. Perfect venue!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant has outstanding food and terrific service. However the lighting is very "blue" and too dark, hindering the customer's ability to see the beautiful food presentation that the chef has prepared. That is a real shame because the food is first class and wonderfully prepared. Any great chef knows that the visual presentation is an integral part of the preparation and serving of a fantastic meal. Fix the lighting and this restaurant goes to the absolute top.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Great fresh seafood & top notch service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was excellent. The service and the dinner were superb. It is an excellent seafood venue.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We dined before going to the theater. The service was professional. The food was delightful with great combinations of spices. We were also celebrating a birthday so they suggested Baked Alaska. It was s very creative version. We will definitely return to this restaurant in the future.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service and atmosphere. Amazing food. Staff was very courteous and gracious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

My first time here... the food was very good and our waiter, Tomas, was awesome.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was great, but most of all I REALLY appreciate the hostess for observing the seating request I entered online when making the reservation - not all places do this (and I think some go out of their way to NOT give you what you asked for), but our booth at Oceanaire was absolutely perfect and exactly what I'd asked for! :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Would not order clam chowder or calamari again. Nothing wrong with them, just not to our liking.
Definitely order west coast Oysters on the half shell again and cold crab leg appetizer.
Root beer float with root beer Schnapps was a great way to end the evening

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It's my wife and my favorite date night dinner spots. The food is excellent, the service is truly top notch. We have never had anything but great experiences here.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service from staff

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was terrible, my husband and I both ordered our steaks medium but they came out raw, so we sent them back and we had our sides were on her plate when they went back but when they brought the steaks back out our sides were gone, I had to ask our terrible waiter for sides again by the time they came back out my steak was cold. I had 3 bites and tossed it....what a waste of money!

We usually always go to Capitol Grille but I thought we would try something new wow was that a mistake!

The manager didn't even come over and apologize for the issues we had that night...poor service and a poor establishment!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was excellent, Blue Point Oysters outstanding, Main course OK.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent and knowledgeable wait staff. Quality of food beyond expectations.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for NYE to celebrate and started with two appetizers courses: the chefs oyster selection and charred octopus which were both delicious. We both tried a cup of clam chowder which was also mouth watering and one of the best chowder I have tried here in Denver, and comes close to the clam chowders that I had in San Francisco if not better. By the time our entree came we were glad we stuck with the cub of chowder and not the bowl because we were getting stuffed. He had the crab ravioli which was very tasty, and I went with the waiter recommendation for that evening’s special. I thought the special of deep fried whole fish okay. There wasn’t a whole lot of flavor to it. I wished I tried something else. Overall, we had a fun evening, the staff were super friendly and food was fantastic. I would definitely come back and just order oysters all night long.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful experience. Excellent and knowledgeable server who took the time to explain the menu and answer all of our questions. Did not make us feel rushed even though it was NYE. Also celebrated a birthday and they had my aunt’s name printed on the menus with Happy Birthday when we arrived at our table. Also received complimentary Baked Alaska dessert for my aunts birthday. It was phenomenal! James was our server and he was amazing. Will be definitely be going back and requesting him as our Server again.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

we enjoyed our dining experience, food was excellent

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

They had our drink order wrong two times in a row, they also had our oyster order wrong two times in a row and normally this is not the service that we receive here. It was disappointing. They said they had a issue with their order system in the back. This was a technology issue apparently. However this is the best restaurant in Denver for seafood! We will continue to come

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, great food, great service, overall another great meal!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The crab cocktail, shrimp cocktail and crab cakes were spectacular. Caesar salads were Ok. The donut bread pudding was a nice twist on a predictable dessert. Cocktails were excellent. The side dishes offered on the strictly ala carte menu were so boring we did not bother ordering any. The service was excellent but of all four people at the hostess station as we left - not one bothered to open or hold the door for my wife who walks with a cane and is clearly mobility challenged. The host staff almost never opens the door when you come in or exit - they tend to stand there and watch you struggle with both sets of heavy doors. We’ve been coming here for 10 years and the staff was formerly much more attentive -especially given a check of at least $200 for two.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wow! Talk about fresh seafood. And the preparation was perfect. So coming back. Restaurant is beautiful

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

food good, but overpriced. Nice atmosphere and attentive service

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went to Oceanaire on post Christmas break. Impressed by nice ambience, excellent service (we were served by four person team), and good steak & seafood. It is a expensive night out but very memorable.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding service, really good food. Fish was done very well. But there was no chocolate dessert offered. At all. Really.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

One of our favorite pre-theatre restaurants. Quit telling me how many characters to write!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

This is the best place in town to get wined and dined with specialty staff and of course the Fresh Seafood!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I was very disappointed in Oceanaire. It was a special occasion - the matinee at the Buell and then a nice dinner with my husband. I explained to our waiter that I was gluten-free, dairy-free at the beginning, and asked him what farro was. He insisted it was like quinoa, an ancient, GF grain. When he came back to take our order he repeated that, so I assumed he had double checked, and ordered the dish with farro. When I started having stomach problems in the middle of the night I googled it, to discover it is ancient wheat grains, and not GF at all. I called the restaurant the next day to tell them, so the waiter could get properly informed. The manager I spoke to didn't believe me, and didn't even attempt an apology until the chef had confirmed that farro has gluten. His apology at that point was half-hearted. He said he would have another manger, his boss, contact me, but nothing has happened. I am shocked that an up-market restaurant in Denver, Colorado would have such a cavalier attitude towards food allergies. What if I had celiac disease, which fortunately I don't have, and the consequences had been more dire? Otherwise the food was ok, but not spectacular, and I definitely would not recommend it, or return.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and fantastic service. Pricey but worth it. We will return, especially since it is so close to the Buell Theater.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My sister and I came here for a pre theater dinner. We had a cozy booth which was nice. Our waiter did an excellent job, made some good recommendations. We both had trout which was delicious. The only thing that could have been better would be if the entrees came with the side dishes. Otherwise a very nice evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My family and I were in Denver for the Christmas holiday. On Christmas, we all agreed to try this restaurant since Neither of us visited the location in Houston,TX. We were a party of 7. I made reservations due to our party size and the fact that it was Christmas Day.

We were highly offended that we were placed in the back corner of the restaurant and to add insult to injury our waiter continued to make comments regarding our finances. He would say things like “ you should try this because this is budget friendly “ or stay within your budget. Or “I’m trying to help you have a nice dinner that won’t cost so much”. He practically derailed my mother from selecting a wine of her choice because it was on the “high end” of the list.
We listened to him as he spoke to other customers and the vigor in which he spoke to us was not the same.

We are far from rich however, everyone seated at my table with the exception of the 2 minors could/can afford to be there. We are established Attorney’s, Accountants and a Computer Engineer. We chose to eat there that night because, as I stated;we were in Denver for the Holiday. Our bill totaled close to $600.00 without gratuity. Yet, we were treated like we shouldn’t have even had a seat in the restaurant. It was so appalling, We had to have a conversation with my 11 year old daughter about racism and how it doesn’t matter how much money you make, or how educated you are, in this day and age, you will be judged by the color of your skin. Nevertheless, after this encounter we will pass on eating at the Houston Location.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Had a fantastic time:) my fish was dull actually but LOVED the Caesar salad and Whipped potatoes! Service was outstanding, pricey a bit high we thought, but would still recommend and come back yet again.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had the great pleasure of having San wait on us and we really enjoyed his service, very professional and fun, thank you!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

First time patrons for Christmas dinner. Upon arriving, the restaurant was very cold, the hostess was wearing a sweater and had a space heater. Walking in, I noticed other people with their coats on. The service was very slow. Ordered appetizers, brussel sprouts were over cooked and hard, the potato au gratin were the best out of the entire meal. The Cesar salad was drenched with dressing. The dinner special was chicken fried lobster, the batter was not cooked fully and the lobster meat was very stringy. The grits were tasty and the creme brulee dessert was good. Overall it was an average if that dinner.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was an outstanding restaurant with wonderful food and excellent service. I will be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Reservation was accommodating, courteous and efficient. Wait staff was knowledgeable. Service, food presentation was great. Enjoyed the meal! Wine list was very well selected.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

food was very good but ridiciously expensive!!! Not sure if we will return.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Deserts were underdone - Creme Brûlée . Coffee was not good. Main courses were fine.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The service and food were absolutely top notch. Dishes were artfully and quickly prepared. Very fresh ingredients and excellent suggestions made for an outstanding dinning experience

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I had the crab pasta which was very good except for the large amount of cartilage in the crab.
I told the waiter & the manager comp'd our dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent experience! I had the Shrimp and Grits and a Caesar Salad. Both we’re outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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